Interview with R. A. Foreman

Who are your favorite authors?
Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. Proudhon, Carl Marx,Plato, Charles Bukowski, Jack Ketchum, Noam Chomsky....
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I usually have to pee.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a musician, artist, gardener, and religious drinker.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually word of mouth or Instagram.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was in grade three, and I misread the instructions on a homework assignment, writing this elaborate story about a steamboat when all the assignment required me to do was copy pre-written text in my own handwriting.
What is your writing process?
I'm pretty old school. I get drunk and write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Oh god. The first story I ever read was by Dr. Seuss. ,"The Lorax". "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better it's not."
What motivated you to become an indie author?
There have been a million reasons. Might have been heartache, might have been drugs, or maybe I have daddy issues. It's hard to say.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It really has helped me get some of my less conventional work out there.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to hold it when it's finished. There's nothing like all that mind-numbing work manifesting itself in a complete work.
What do your fans mean to you?
Usually whatever they want to. I get tremendous support from the writers and poets of instagram, and without their support and the support of the rest of my writing family and friends, I'd probably would still write, But it would get old.
What are you working on next?
I have two full length novels in the works, "Walkabout:the American tragedy" follows four different characters through the same storyline. It's about four different people leaving the comfort of their own homes to become who they've always wanted to be, this backfires making them something they had no idea they could be. It's loosely based on actual events. The second doesn't have a title yet, but it follows writer Liam Price through a terrifying hell ride, as he is harassed by a Imp named Mortimer forcing him to write the outcome of every day and then live through it. Ultimately the storyline leads to a positive message about appreciating life and never taking the ones you love for granted not before it gets terrible for Mr. Price. Also, I'm planning to release a series of adult children's books, chock full of eccentric stories for putting your drunk girlfriends/boyfriends to bed. I plan to have those finished soon.
Published 2014-08-06.
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